Because we live in Denver, to say it is cold in the winter is an understatement. Of course, due to frigid temperatures and cars that sit outside, it’s exactly the time of year our batteries seems to go dead. Go figure.
As I watched me elderly father try to jump his battery in the freezing cold, a brilliant thought hit me … why not give him a gift membership to AAA? I am always looking for gifts for my aging parents and I am often stuck for ideas. I have a basic AAA membership which costs me only $75/year and is worth every penny. A gift membership only costs $37.
Here are the benefits your aging parents will enjoy:
- 24-hour roadside assistance. My parents travel a lot and I am always afraid they will get stranded with a flat tire, a broken down vehicle or run out of gas. AAA covers them 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in both U.S. and Canada!
- Discounts. Because my aging parents are on a limited income, they are always looking for bargains. We don’t go to a restaurant unless they have a coupon! They can get discounts on hotel/motel reservations + restaurant coupons.
- Lockout service. Ever locked your keys in your car? I can’t see my Dad trying the coat hanger trick! If your keys are locked inside the vehicle, AAA will help you. If they cannot gain entry, a locksmith will be called and services up to $50 will be provided.
- Trip interruption benefits due to a collision. Let’s admit it … as we age my
Father’s eyesight gets worse and his night driving is sketchy at best. If they’re
on a trip 100 miles away from home, a rental car will be provided if they have
a Plus membership.
A AAA Gift membership is a great gift for your aging parents. Go to AAA.com for all the details!